[Linux-HA] IPaddr and ifconfig

Matt Bell mtbell at oss.buffalo.edu
Wed Mar 2 08:42:10 MST 2005


I have a FC3 box running heartbeat. The box has a 
number of vlan interfaces on different vlans which have interface names like 
eth1.892, eth1.892:0. The problem i am having is that IPaddr uses ifconfig 
to match up an ipaddress to an interface. However ifconfig only displays 9 
characters so if the interface name is longer than 9 characters IPaddr 
fails to get the entire interface name. The solution i've been using is to 
use the following program (getint).


#include <sys/types.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <ifaddrs.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main (int argc, char **argv) {

        struct ifaddrs *ifap, *ifa;
        struct sockaddr_in *s;

        ifap = (struct ifaddrs *)malloc(sizeof(struct ifaddrs));

        if (argc != 2) {
                printf("Usage: %s <ip address>\n", argv[0]);
                exit (1);

        if (getifaddrs(&ifap) != 0) {
                perror("Unable to retrieve interfaces\n");

        for (ifa = ifap; ifa != NULL; ifa = ifa->ifa_next) {
                if (ifa->ifa_addr->sa_family == AF_INET) {
                        s  = (struct sockaddr_in *)ifa->ifa_addr;
                        if (strcmp((char *)(inet_ntoa(s->sin_addr)), 
			    argv[1]) == 0) {
                                printf("%s\n", ifa->ifa_name);

        exit (0);

in conjunction with the following modifications to IPaddr to get the 
entire interface name

--- /tmp/IPaddr 2005-03-02 10:25:16.000000000 -0500
+++ IPaddr      2005-03-02 10:06:42.000000000 -0500
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@
 USAGE="usage: $0 ip-address {start|stop|status|monitor}";
 SYSTYPE="`uname -s`"
 case "$SYSTYPE" in
@@ -133,7 +134,8 @@
                IF=`find_interface_solaris $BASEIP`
-               IF=`find_interface_generic $BASEIP`
+#              IF=`find_interface_generic $BASEIP`
+               IF=`$GETINT $BASEIP`

I was wondering if anyone has come across this problem before and have 
dealt with it in a different way?


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